Ernest H. Cass, known by his friends as "Ernie,"received his schooling at the Owens' Corners district school which was just across the corners from his home. He helped his father on the farm until about the year 1912, when he and Mrs. Cass moved from Owens' Corners to the old house of his brother, John Cass, on the hill top near the South Harbor Creek Methodist Church. While Iiving here he helped his brother on his large farm, and he and Mrs. Cass cared for his father in his last years. Mr. and Mrs Ernest Cass continued to live at this residence until the death of Mrs. John Cass in 1921, when they moved into the house with John Cass in order that Mrs. Ernest Cass could be the house- keeper, while Ernest Cass helped his brother with the farm work.
In his later years Ernest Cass did not enjoy vigorous health, and an accident sustained while driving a horse, served to hasten his death, which occured several years later. Mr. and Mrs. Cass were active members of the Iocal M. E. Church, where Mrs. Cass was the pianist for 25 years and Mr. Cass was a regular member of the choir. Mr. Cass was fond of music and could play a trombone very well by ear.
Mrs. Ernest H. Cass is the daughter of Edward W. and Ada Josephine (Curtis) King, both of whom are now deceased. Mr. Edward King was born in England and came with his parents to America from Norfolk, England, at the age of seven. He had a fruit farm on the King Road in Harbor Creek Township, while serving for many years as a rural mail carrier at North East on the route toward Findley Lake. Mrs. Edward King was born at the King Road, where she lived most of her life. She was a grand- daughter of Abner Curtis who was born at Southbury, Connecticut, in 1772, and died in North East Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, in 1843. A registry of her family connections has recently been compiled by H. F. Cuttis of Omaha, Nebraska.
Mrs. Ernest Cass received her schooling in Harbor Creek Township, graduating with Harbor Creek High School's first class in 1907. She taught the Lowry Corners School the next year, 1907-08, after which she was married and did not teach again until the year 1918 when she taught the Owens School. In 1919 she taught the Backus School, and the next two years she taught at the Prindle School. She was offered a school in 1922 for the next term which she refused to teach as she was asked to become the housekeeper for her brother-in-law, John Cass, where she continued to work in this capacity until the death of John Cass in 1938. Since that time she has been employed at various places as housekeeper, and is now working in this capacity for an employed couple near Mooreheadville, Pennsylvania.
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